Norway orders Hugin AUV systems
Kongsberg Maritime has received a contract to deliver four complete Hugin autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) systems to the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA), the company announced on 27 March.
With a depth rating of 3,000m, the Hugin AUVs will be equipped with advanced sensors and deployed for the detection, classification and identification of mines.
Deliveries will include systems for planning, execution and analysis of missions, along with launch and recovery systems and mobile container systems.
Egil Haugsdal, president at Kongsberg Maritime, said: 'We are proud that the NDMA has chosen Kongsberg Maritime as supplier of new AUV systems. The Hugin systems that will be delivered to the Norwegian armed forces will contribute to more efficient and safe operations.
'The two mobile container systems being delivered are portable and flexible, and can therefore be used by several different vessel types. We are also to deliver training and maintenance.'